Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Frankie, Dec 4, 2018.
Yeah a lot of the GM cars of the late 70s were junk.
First car I drove was a Chevrolet Metro (post the year of Chevy buying out Geo). No power steering, not even a cassette player! Pretty sure my parents lawn mower had a more powerful motor!
My first vehicle I ever worked on was a 67 c10 stepside that had a beautiful 327 in it, Holley Carb tunes perfectly, dropped and a bench seat - for Extra space - beautiful flat black with a red interior.
When I was a senior in high school (1973-1974), I bought a showroom-new 1973 Dodge Charger (bright yellow w/ a cream-colored vinyl roof, big-block 400 V8). I was the envy of my high school that year. I owned that Dodge until ~1990 and then donated it to the local high school auto shop. (Different high school. I'd moved since I graduated from high school.) I'd been saving money like Ebenezer Scrooge for years and finally blew it all on that car. It was worth every penny (especially the huge back seat! It's amazing what a girl will do in the back seat of a car, if it's the right car!)
(Please ignore the links in the above text. They appeared spontaneously and I can't make them go away!)
The first car I bought was in high school, a used '68 Toyota Corona. That car had been abused, and also had a three sp AT; back then ATs & 4 banger engines left a lot to be desired.
After about a year I sold that POS to a friend, and bought a '71 Dodge Dart, 2 door, vinyl roof (that actually held up pretty well), with the nearly bullet proof Mopar 225CID "Slant Six."
One of the cars I drove before buying my own was a '52 Chevy DeLuxe. That car was mechanically sound, but had some very crude sanding work done the same guy who crudely painted it baby blue. I paid for 1/2 of that "paint job" and was expecting a clean car with a nice med/dark blue pro paint job.
My father let someone he worked with talk him into doing the work, and behind my back my father chose the color to match a car our family had many years earlier. To this day.........
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